Full Name
Olivier Lavigne-Lacroix
Job Title
Canadian National Millers Association
Speaker Bio
Talk Title: Canadian Update

Olivier is a public affairs professional with over ten years’ experience in public and private sectors focusing on policy and politics. Olivier is known for his collaborative approach to agricultural policy issues, regulatory affairs and stakeholder engagement. More recently, Olivier provided valuable insight into Canada’s environmental policy agenda with Canadian officials and other industry partners, helped shape the Canadian Agriculture Partnership as an active industry representative and navigated through the challenges resulting from the current pandemic. He brings broad experience working collaboratively with government, trade associations, and within the private sector.

Prior to joining the Canadian National Millers Association, Olivier worked with Cargill Limited, one of the world’s largest providers of agriculture and agri-food products, where he established and helped build the company’s brand, reputation and competitive position in Canada through management of government relations and with Bjornson & Associates, a boutique consulting firm focused on agricultural and food policy issues. Previously to that, he served as policy advisor in the federal civil service.

Olivier holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Political Studies from the University of Ottawa, and a Master of Science in Political Science from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Food and Beverage Ontario and has sat on many industry committees and roundtables over the past decade. Olivier lives in Chelsea, Quebec with his wife Sophie and sons Theodore, Leonard, and Edouard.
Olivier Lavigne-Lacroix